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for our own security. we've actually relied in over 275 different cities around the world, where our embassies and consulates are, we rely on host governments, on security forces, on the militaries and police forces in host countries so it's a joint responsibility, and obviously the state department will have to look into this and try to determine who is responsible. >> nicholas burns, former ambassador, thank you so much for joining us this morning. we'll have much more from turkey later on ins in ns s i"cnn news" >>> the colorful mayor of new york city has died, much beloved. his signature line? >> am i doing all right? am i doing okay? >> yeah, we remember that, the 88-year-old koch had been in and out of the hospital recently. he died of congestive heart failure. his funeral will be monday in a synagogue near central park. koch served three terms as mayor starting in 1978. he later found a new rule for his jubilant combative personality on the people's court and hosted a radio show and never left his beloved hometown. let's bring in john berman in new york, so what will be the ma
. this is mexico city. the blast killed at least 26 people and wounded more than 100 people. it happened in the basement of a neighboring building. >>> a grueling day for chuck hagel. the choice for secretary of defense spent much of the day on the defensive with senators grilling hagel on his statements on israel and iran. this was not pretty. was it enough to secure a cabinet position? here is cnn's chris lawrence. >> they attacked chuck hagel from all sides. >> why do you think the iranian foreign ministry so strongly supports your nomination for secretary of defense? >> give me an example where we've been intim dated by the israeli jewish lobby to do something dumb? >> at time he stumbled through his answers and had to repeatedly correct himself. >> i have just been handed a note that i misspoke. >> reporter: leading one senator to say -- >> i want to clarify the clarify. >> reporter: in the muddle, some things became clear. hagel supports a negotiated reductions in america's nuclear weapons. he'll push for spouses of gay and lesbian troops to receive benefits and he believes the u.s
that freed that little boy. victor blackwell, live from midland city, alabama this morning. i know you're very excited to be sharing this information, victor. what do we know about the raid and why law enforcement actually decided to go in? >> good morning, zoraida. two reasons primarily. the first is because authorities say they observed jimmy lee dykes with a gun and the second reason is because in the day leading up to that raid, the communications with dykes had broken down. so they realized they could not wait any longer to go in and rescue ethan. ethan is safe. this is a photograph of the 5-year-old being taken into a hospital after nearly a week being held in an underground bunker in alabama. >> he's fine. he's laughing, playing, joking, eating, the things you would expect a normal 5-year-old or 6-year-old young man to do. he's very brave, he's very lucky. the success story is that he is out safe and doing great. >> reporter: the dramatic end came after officers saw 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes holding a weapon. they felt they could not hold off any longer. >> at this point, fbi
and we just felt our building shake. >> reporter: a massive explosion at one of kansas city's most popular restaurants. >> we thought that a car had literally ran into our apartment. >> reporter: the late night blast yours dozens plus this. >> i'm seth macfar lane and i'll be hosting the oscars this year. >> we sit down with seth mac farlane and who he'll go to for oscar advice. we're live in "the newsroom." good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. oscar pistorius will have to wait at least one more day to learn if he will be granted bail. the hearing for the olympic sprinter adjourned a little more than an hour ago. diser toious faces a premeditated murder charge in the valentine's day killing of his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. the defense attorney gave a cross-examination of the police investigator who responded to the crime scene of the home. here are the key points, the officer conceded a substance found in the house may not have been tst testosterone as he previously testified. there was no sign of an assault on steenkamp's body. the investigator
in the country. what it means to the city, how it became such a cultural phenomenon and so much more. join us for kickoff in new orleans. tomorrow afternoon, 4:00 p.m. eastern. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for joining us today. happy super bowl sunday. i can't wait. "cnn newsroom" continues right now with ashleigh banfield. >>> that is one excited anchor, carol costello, i know you love your football. i'll be thinking about you on sunday. hi, everybody, it's good to have you with us. i want to take you straight to wall street. big, big story happening. stocks are surging. and i don't mean just surging, i mean to new heights. heights we haven't seen in five years. the dow hitting 14,000, just a short time ago and that's for the first time since october 2007. yes, you can say hooray. today's rally thanks in part to the january jobs report which just came out this morning. alison kosik at the new york stock exchange. i can assume there's quite a bit of activity going on. what's it like down there? >> well, believe it or not, there was no reaction when the dow hit that 14,000 level. it h
a reward of $1 million for information that will lead to mr. dorner's capture. >> the city of los angeles offering a hefty reward after days of fruitless searching in the san bernardino mountains for a rogue excop. christopher dorner allegedly killed three people before disappearing. every lapd officer is a potential target in his self-declared vendetta against the police force. 50 officer and their families are getting around the clock protection until donor is caught. even tonight's grammys had extra security just in case. >>> and 30 people have been crushed to death in a stampede in india. officials say people were crowding a rail station during one of the biggest religious festivals of the year. the stampede happened after someone fell from a platform bridge in ala habad. >>> a lot of people in the new england blizzard zone spent their day doing just this, getting ready for tomorrow's commute. more than 300,000 homes still without electricity right now. cleanup crews from pennsylvania to maine are working overtime to clear highways and city streets by the morning rush hour. tonight, t
: this is st. peter's square in the vatican city, the spiritual and governing seat of the roman catholic church. and it's here that tens of thousands of pilgrims gather to a wait the election of a new pope. and it's here behind me just in the corner in the vatican sistine chapel that the new pontiff is chosen. the sistine chapel was designed to be the papal chapel, one of the world's most famous balance riss. galleries. and it's here that the conclave of cardinals is held. 115 cardinals are expected to gather to invoke the holy spirit for assistance before electing a pope by secret ballot. they're cut off from the outside world will choose a leader. during the period of conclave, the cardinals will be staying in accommodation just over there. they will be pussed in. and on the first day of conclave, eligible cardinals may hold a vote. if there is no result, on subsequent days they will vote twice in the morning and twice in the afternoon. until someone receives a vote of two-thirds plus one. since the cardinals meet in isolation, the only way the public knows about the proceedings is one of the
towns and cities from the southern plains north to illinois. >> and developing overnight, a hot air balloon packed with tourists takes a deadly plunge overseas. >> and snubbed by his own party. chris christie gets the cold shoulder, left off the list for a key republican event. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "early start." i'm john berman. i feel like i haven't seen you in days. >> you haven't. good morning to you. good morning to you. thanks for being with us. it's tuesday, february 26th. it is 5:00 a.m. in the east. happening right now, it is a raging blizzard, blasting the southern plains. leaving large parts of texas and oklahoma buried under more than a foot of snow. roads are impassable, drivers are stranded. this picture was sent to us from a reporter philip prince. a trucker stuck on interstate 40 about 50 miles east of amarillo. look at the conditions there. he says the highway has been shut down. he has been stuck for about eight hours when he finally took that picture. two people have been killed, one on an icy road in kansas, another at a home in oklahoma where t
that include areas from around just north of new york city where winter storm advisories are now in effect for areas that already had been hit hard and pounded with the snow. of course, you get the freezing overnight. it could start out as some additional snowfall again and then this will change to rain and flooding is going to be a big problem here. this obviously though is just one of several stories. the immediate threat is the severe weather that we're finding and, of course, with the reports of damage. brianna, we're going to continue to monitor the situation, check in with the local folks that live down in the hattiesburg area. again, three photographs coming to us already. checking in with the national weather service, but our threat, again, continues for our sunday early evening. this will be extended and could include the metro atlanta area for the overnight period and that's the frightening part, it's the overnight hours when you can't see the funnels dropping down. >> that's right, tom. and we'll be keeping an eye obviously on this. and the other thing is i should say we're wait
through the night to clear a stretch of new york's long island expressway and have city-bound lanes open this morning for rush hour. the l.i.e. is the main way into the city from long island. so we are all over this big digout. indra petersons is in long island, george howell is in hamden, connecticut. we begin in boston where the big concern is power outages, how to get all of those folks out. indra, good morning. >> good morning. yeah, today it is also about getting back to normal. we still have 120,000 people this morning without power. temperatures are cold. tons of snow is on the ground. huge heaps of snow. today we have a snow emergency and school is still closed as the city takes one more day to clean out the snow. what you mentioned earlier is a weather charge today. a warm front is pushing through. highs will be in the mid 40s. a lot of the snow is expected to melt. before we get there, we will talk about more snow, several inches is possible and even freezing rain. so everyone is trying to get to work this morning. not seeing too much out here. it looks like people are listenin
that helps other victims. and stacy head, the new orleans city council talking about the blackout. dean heller, dr. helen fisher with, unveiling new numbers on singles in america. berman. no offense, mrs. berman. just kidding and comedian and author heather mcdonald. >> we haven't even started and i'm in trouble. it's tuesday, february 5th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> and our starting point this morning. new details behind the six-day or deal for a 5-year-old boy held captive in an underground bunker in alabama. little ethan back in the arms of his family this morning. >> his abductor, 65-year-old jimmy lee dykes is dead. killed in the raid that freed that little boy. they used secret cameras to watch dykes, noticed he was acting erratically and that time may had been running out. victor blackwell is live. what a relief for this family. victor, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, brooke. yes, not only for the family, but for the entire community. people across the country, even in other countries, were following this story, and commenting and praying that they
. >>> and still developing, a search for the missing after an explosion levels a popular restaurant in kansas city. >>> and bratsing f ing fobracing storm. already started in california, but soon millions across the country will feel it. >> welcome to "early start". thanks for being with us. >> it is wednesday, february 20th. 5:00 a.m. in the east and happening right now, big developments in the case of oscar pistorius. we could hear any minute whether the track star will be allowed to go free and just in, brand new details about what investigators saw and found at the scene, including two boxes of testosterone and needles, as well as some unlicensed ammunition. the first officer on the scene says he believes a cricket bat was used to break down the bathroom door. also he believes that gunshots were aimed specifically at the toilet, not just randomly into the bathroom door. the officer also also described the wounds that killed his girlfriend, reeva steenkamp. she was hit on the right side of her head, right elbow, and her hip. they are there are also new dramatic details coming to light about wha
weather service has issued urgent warnings. kansas city is expecting 9 to 15 inches of snow tonight into tuesday. the same system just left a blanket of white over much of colorado, cancelling hundreds of flights out of denver international on sunday. sam brownback is calling for drivers to stay off the road in his state. and he has worries this storm has the potential to be more dangerous. jennifer delgado live for us now. how bad is it this morning? >> it seems like we always are talking about some type of winter storm. you're right. we're talking about dangerous conditions setting up. you see the blizzard warning in place. across kansas, texas, new mexico, as well as missouri. we're going to see the winds really picking up as we go later into the afternoon and the evening hours. that means visibility is really going to be down. overall, we have about 17 states that are under some type of winter weather warning advisory. and it is going to be a bad one out there. look what's happening right now. we already are seeing storms moving through central texas, as well as that snow workin
is tracking the storm. erin mcpike is live in kansas city. we'll start with you. >> we're seeing snowfall two inches an houreer. very windy, looking at winds up to 30 miles per hour later today, and also, soledad, because of the snow last week, there is still a lot of heavy snow on branchs and power lines, snapping power lines, and lots of power outages throughout kansas city. we just got off the phone with kansas city power and light. they have doubled from 10,000 to 20,000, those numbers will go down, right now they can't get out on the road to repair the power lines. we're looking at power outages in texas. another 10,000 no oklahoma. the storm looking to be worst than last week, soledad. >> a little bit of a mess. thank you very much. appreciate that. let's get to jennifer delgado. where is this all going? >> soledad, right now, it's actually right on top of the midwest. you saw the live shot where erin is out of kansas. kansas city, taking a beating right now. coming down very good along interstate 70. toward the east in st. louis, a break from the heavy rain, of course, that will be wra
this morning. rescuers going through the rumble -- excuse me, the rubble of a kansas city restaurant after explosion injures 14 people. one person is missing. >>> new this morning, a winter storm brewing, hitting california and soon millions across the entire country will feel the xhekts. live team coverage. as china denies any involvement in the chhacking of american companies. a cnn crew chased by a company in shanghai. a live report. >>> topping business news, is apple's shine fading? google taking over wall street. is it now time to buy? >> wednesday, february 20th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. "starting point" this morning is the oscar pistorius case. we could hear in the olympic tax star accused of murdering his girlfriend will be allowed to get bail. an investigator says he does not oppose bail. that comes in day two of the bail hearing. first officer on the scene testified he believes pistorius' actions were in no way self-defense. he conceded there were no signs of an assault on reeva steenkamp's body. no indications they had defended herself. he said
acase and w got details about a reward that the city is planning to offer. >> reporter: we don't know the amount of the reward that the joint task force is going to announce in about two hours' time. that reward is, that announcement will be from the los angeles police department, los angeles city officials. we do know that the los angeles county board of supervisors, two members of that board of supervisors are going to request a $100,000 reward. we're expecting the other reward to be much larger than that. also as you mentioned, the manhunt in san bernardino is continuing. it is in the san bernardino mountains, i should say. it is as much downsized from yesterday, about 60 investigators combing those mountains. that number was 125 yesterday. >> as the maphunt continues, investigators are continuing to pour through evidence, some of the evidence is exclusive surveillance video obtained by cnn. the surveillance video from the alley behind an auto accessory store in san diego is time-stamped 9:08 monday morning. 12 hours after the daughter of a retired lapd officer and her fiance were
-case scenario to worst-case scenario. what we have today, from new york city, and all to have the boroughs, from new york city and also from bergren county into parts of new jersey, all the way up to portland, all under blizzard warnings right now. there are 23 million people that live in that blizzard warning right now. 23 million affected by this blizzard. and so here's the best-case scenario for the at least amount of snow. a computer model that doesn't believe the merger is going to happen. so 9.7 in albany, 7.5 in new york city, 13 in portland, only 12 in boston. you can only hope that that would happen. this is the miss. this is if it's the best possible scenario. this, now, is the other side of the coin. the storm that does combine, the moisture does get in there, and you get the cold and the warm to mix, 34 in boston, 26 in providence, 14.3 in new york. which one do you believe? well, it's still going to probably come down a little bit farther and farther, as these models get closer and closer to when the snow starts, compared to when the snow ends. we talked about that yesterday, how it
heating bills and sli shrinking paychecks. we have a reporter live at a gas station in new york city. what do the prices look like there? >> reporter: hi, john. yeah, gas prices are certainly skyrocketing. over here on 10th avenue, you'll see regular gas $4.15. i'm looking at the board now. premium is still $4.45. we're expected to see the numbers increase even further. let me shou the numbers. what it looks like in terms of the rest of the country. average price, $3.71. that's the average. but, you know, in some states, you know, it can get a lot higher than that. anyone in hawaii knows what i'm talking about. gas is $4.29 over there. the cheapest gas is in wyoming. $3.17 a gallon. this is really coming at a bad time for a lot of americans in this part of the country at least. people are spending more money on heating. they don't have the spare change to spare on gas prices getting higher. taxes also increasing for a lot of americans. at this particular gas station, i did speak to some taxi drivers who pulled in earlier this morning. i xad thasked them, what are yog to do? they told me th
in this country. let's start off our coverage with deb feyerick in st. patrick's cathedral in new york city, the center of the american catholic tradition here. deb, what are you hearing this morning? what a shocker. >> reporter: it's fascinating because the resignation took many here by surprise. we spoke just a short time ago with the archbishop of new york, cardinal timothy dolan, and he says he was startled when he heard the news. he said there have been rumors at various points that pope benedict xvi would be stepping down, but when the formal word came that he was resigning, it took the entire diocese, certainly by surprise. now, we did speak to him a little bit earlier. he said, you know, pope benedict understood that, in fact, he was in frail health, that even back in 2005, when his name came up for consideration to become the pope, he mentioned that he was getting older. he is going to be 86 years old in the next two months. and so he understood that. and being pope is a very grueling kind of job, the cardinal said. people are always trying to get near you, trying to jostle, trying
transportation system could be just weeks away. >> flights to major cities, like new york, chicago, san francisco, and others could experience delays up to 90 minutes. >> it's all part of how the transportation department says they will have to deal with the looming budget cuts. >> to likely close more than 100 air traffic control towers at airports with fewer than 150,000 flight operations per year. >> that means smaller airports across the nation, places like boca raton, florida, joplin, missouri, will see their air traffic control towers shut down. >> what does this mean for you? if they have fewer people in these towers, they can't keep up with the pace of takeoffs or landings and that may mean fewer flights which could mean higher ticket prices. and that's not all. a representative for the air traffic controller worries about the impact. >> it's hard to see how it's not going time pact safety in terms of the efficiency and safety of the system. so we're very concerned how that's going to play out. >> but the transportation department insists these cuts will not impact safety, after the furlo
the city and the power company to tell us what happened. >> yeah, super bowl power outage during the middle of the super bowl in louisiana. don't worry, fema said they will be there no later than thursday. no later than -- >> reporter: trapped in a four-alarm fire, five firefighters barely escaping the blaze. the amazing story from baltimore this morning. >>> and scout's honor, the boy scouts, more than 3 million strong considering dropping its ban on gay members. >> after decades of being out of the closet, the boy scouts of america forced me back into the closet with its don't ask don't tell policy. >> reporter: the fight going nationwide, the cause on the scout's doorstep this morning, petitions for more than 1 million of them signed asking the ban be dropped. >> scouting was a real refuge for me. it was a place where i didn't have to deal with my sexuality and i felt accepted regardless. >> reporter: ahead the motto and the movement. "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. this morning, little ethan is waking up safe and sound. this
will replace him. following developments live from vatican city. what have be learned in the news conference? >> reporter: good morning, john. in fact, father frederico lombardi is holding the news conference, and providing a few details. not a whole lot new. a few bits of information that are helping us to figure out what is going to happen here in the next few days. one of the things he said is that as you mentioned that there was no specific illness involved in the pope's decision to resign. he did say that the pope had had his pacemaker battery replaced recently. a normal operation, no problems. some of the italian press speculating that perhaps there was a problem with that operation. and another thing that they talked about was the idea that the pope's last general audience will be wednesday, the 27th of february and that will be the last big public audience before he resigned on the 28th, and i -- i'm willing to bet -- this is just speculation on my part, that most of the college of cardinals will want to be here for that. a chance to have a sendoff for the pope, a very public sendoff
to a pipe in his basement. kansas city police responsing to a chip from the missouri children's hotline found a 17-year-old boy locked up, appearing frail and hungry. the special needs teen told police he had been locked down there by his parents since september. according to a neighbor, the mother had been telling people that the boy had been out of town. after witnessing prior abuse, neighbors expected something was wrong. >> there were a couple times i came over here after school and he was sleeping on her front porch because they wouldn't let him in the house. it was sad. we cried a lot yesterday. >> three adults are in custody. the boy is in the care of the state now. >>> the boy scouts organization says it needs more time on whether to lift its ban on day troop and scout leaders. they were expected to vote on that proposal yesterday to allow local scout groups to make their own policies, but a decision was put off until the annual meeting in may. the scouts said it was due to the complexity of the issue. >> that will only ramp up the controversy surrounding the issue. >>> a baseba
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. almost oklahoma city. to the northwest of stillwater and guthrie, moving into wichita, and even tonight, moving into kansas city. so bigger cities about to get hit. snow just coming down now. still not quite sticking to the roadways. salt working at this point. but tonight you will get another six inches of snow by morning. and then another four on top of that six during the day tomorrow. so it is coming down and it is going to come down everywhere across kansas, into kansas city, into elva, even a place where we've sent our short straw reporter right up there, south of kansas city, into spring hill, kansas, our erin mcpike is there. erin, you're going to get somewhere between 12 and 16 inches of snow before it's done. >> reporter: a number of roads are already closed, chad. but the snowstorm is actually a mixed blessing to the region's big business, agriculture. the second major winter storm in under a week slams the great plains tonight. but farmers here aren't complaining. >> the drought over the last two years has put our farm in survival mode. you get the feeling that, you know, it
. blizzard dumped a staggering 40 inches of snow in hamden, connecticut. so much snow, the city's mayor says many roads there are still blocked today, at least nine deaths blamed on the blizzard, and as of late yesterday, 270,000 utility customers still in the dark. now, another slippery threat in the east and south. not out of danger zone. alexandra steele tracking the threat coming in this morning. >> good morning, john. danbury, connecticut, seeing ice. a mix of ice and snow. all snow in pitsfield, mass. the good news, it will all move through by noon today. freezing rain advisories, winter weather advisories, done by the afternoon. yesterday, 15 reports of tornadoes in the south in mississippi, of course, that awful scenario the powerful tornado. february in mississippi on average, they see about eight tornadoes during the month. not out qwest, but look at this. a rain tree. today, the throat not so much isolated tornado but heavy rain. yesterday and wednesday right along i-10, i-20 corridor, dallas to atlanta. and there is the potential for three to five inches of rain. not moving anywh
is suffering from chronic health problems. >>> a new york city television anchor is in court today accused of choking his wife. he's charged with second degree strangulation and disorderly conduct. he allegedly choked his wife oefrts weekend. >>> in california, a suspected rapist used christian, and police are investigating the possibility of other victims. my friend miguel marquez is following the disturbing case from los angeles. >> reporter: disturbing a right there, john. this involves the case of shaun banks, a 137 vp 37-year-old former navy man. and back in november, he talked a woman into going to her house after meeting her on christian, he became sexually aggressive and led to rain. he's been charged with rain, burglary, and digital penetration. what's concerning is that mr. banks has gone by several different names, several different profile on christian he used the name rarity the night this occurred, but rilan, and also concerning is this is an individual who has connections to several states since getting out of the navy in 2002. north carolin
to see and be seen in kansas city. today it is a smoldering ruin and a woman is still unaccounted for. >> we begin at this hour at the d.c. course where jesse jackson jr. son of the civil rights icon former congressman from chicago is pleading guilty to skimming, making shoveling money from his campaign kofers. we're talking $43,000 for a watch, furs and cashmere clothing. two hats worn by michael jackson, almost $10,000 for children's furniture and a football autographed by u.s. presidents. illegally diverted and due to be paid back. that's not all. lisa sylvester is outside the courthouse. we're talking about the possibility of jail time. >> reporter: that's right. in fact, the preceding are still going on as we speak. i just came out minutes ago. they are all inside the courthouse. he is in the process right now of pleading guilty. he faces one charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and making false statements. that carries a maximum of up to five years in prison and also a $250,000 fine. i can give you kind of a sense of what is going on right now in the courthouse.
, schools have beençó shut down in many fáciti. several airports have come to a stand still at this point. this is what it looks like in norman, oak, pure whiteout fá conditions. the storm dropping 15 inches of snow on monday making it nearly impossible for emergency rescue vehicles to rescue people now stuck on the roads. one person died when theu rooff his home partiallyñr collapsed. wichita, kansas, broke a snowfall record for the entire monthñr of february in six days. schools have been5a closed her most flights have beenÑh9 at the kansas city international airport. and piling snow has knocked out power tow3 tens of thousands of people. ted is at chicago's o'harelp airport. normally very w3busy. this is the second time in two weeks we have seen chicago h) with a major snowstorm.fá >> reporter: yes, the storm is you can seeq it is snowing here suzanne. and iuk has been snowing for th better part of ant( hour now. and we already had 250 flights canceled at o'hare. another 50 flights canceled out of midway, also out of chicago. but, quite frankly, most flights are still running.
gone through a whole week with the stadium and city showing they could host an event of this magnitude. it not a gradient issue. this was about a piece of electronic equipment that monitors the electricity coming into the stadium. officials called it an "ab normality." really, it's just like in your house, when you have to go down to the basement and flip the switch again, that's what happened with the officials. they had to flip everything back open. lights slowly came back on. 34 minutes. a big delay for the ravens especially. right before, a kickoff return for the touchdown. right before that, the halftime show. and their offense hadn't been on the field for more than 80 minutes. you could see it affect the game. it became what had been a blowout, became a real nail biter, and the ravens managed to win. here is the winning quarterback talking about the very unusual night. >> unbelievable. just one of the things you have to deal with. you everyone, i'm sure down the road it will make for a better story. >> reporter: here is a statement for the mayor here. the power outage was an unfo
. but the president will be talking about gun violence in a city that last year had almost 2500 shootings and more than 500 murders, and, of course, you have the high-profile murder of 15-year-old hadiya pendleton, whose parents attended the state of the union address. the president will talk about creating economic opportunities, so that young people will not turn to a life of crime. but he al also continue to put pressure on congress to take action. such as the universal background checks or the ban on some assault weapons and those high capacity magazines, but there is great resistance from gun rights groups like the nra who are concerned about their second amendment rights, they believe that officials need to start enforcing existing laws instead of creating new ones. john. >> all right. thanks a lot, dan lothian at the white house. no comment from the white house this morning on a verbal blast from nra leader wayne la pierre who accuses the president of exploiting the sandy hook tragedy. la pierre says gun rights activists won't take this lying down. >> mr. president, we will stand and fight
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for the morning commute and should be a complete nightmare for people coming in and out of the city this morning, a difficult week. this is the second storm this hit places like kansas city and chicago. you mentioned flights. more than 700 flights were canceled between o'hare and midway. you've got stranded passengers, but they will try to work into the system today, it is going to be a very, very busy day at o'hare and on the roads here as this storm continues to pelt the midwest. soledad. >> what a big, hot mess for people there. o'hare already a challenge at times. thank you for that. right to jennifer delgado at the cnn weather center. we talked about you tracking the storm a lot the last couple of weeks. talk about this one. >> big snow totals. kansas city, picked up nearly 10 inches of snowfall. since then, things have quieted down, tracking snow on the radar. you can see for areas for wisconsin over toward parts of kansas. kansas city, picking up light snow. overall today, anywhere you are seeing up to the north and midwest, potentially 1 to 2 more inches of snowfall. the northeast is dif
. >> this is a shocking, shocking discovery out of kansas city, missouri. a teenager found chained to a pipe in the basement by his own parents. local police found the 17-year-old after responding to a tip from a neighbor who suspected he was being abused. the special needs teen told police he had been locked up down tlp since september. casey wine is live for us in kansas city, missouri. casey, what do we know about this? >> reporter: well, we know this is a very horrific incident, according to the police report, hard to imagine that a 17-year-old young man, apparently a mentally challenged young man would be locked in a basement and handcuffed for much of the time to a steel pole since september. now, let me show you where this took place. you can see the house behind me. down at ground level you can see that sliver of light. that is the basement where the police report says they found this 17-year-old teen handcuffed to a steel support pole. they say when they found him, he was on the ground in a fetal position and they said that the first words he spoke to them were "i didn't do anything
is in vatican city with that for us. when we were checking in with you earlier, the pope was just arriving. so what did he say and how did he look? >> reporter: he looked reasonably good. he delivered about a 20 minute message and began by talking about the fact that he was going to be leaving the church. he thanked the audience, the people that had gathered for this regular papal audience. in fact the pilgrims that had gathered for their support and their love as he put it. he was certain the church would continue and he would like the pilgrims to pray for him and his successor. and then he went into the lenten message, the temptation of christ, 40 days in the wilderness and that the basis of the christian celebration of lent. he received tumultuous applause every time he mentioned it and also sustained applause at the end of his remarks this morning. so i would say he appeared buoyed up by the support he was getting. >> we're learning who are about his health. he recently underwent surgery. what are the details of that and do we know if that influenced his decision to step down? >> reporter:
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was started by hadiya pendleton's death. her death has struck a nerve in this city like none other, at least for years. there's a real feel that people have had enough and there has to be something done. they hope the president coming here will continue that dialogue and there will be some resolve. >> ted, thank you very much. reporting from chicago tonight. >>> still to come, the head of the lapd makes a surprising move, responding to christopher dorner's claims of racism. meanwhile, dorner is still being hunted down. >>> plus, the attorney for a man involved in the penn state rape investigation called the case self-serving. joe paterno's son jay is out front to respond to the accusation. tual person. you don't need to press "0," i'm here. reach a person, not a prompt whenever you call chase sapphire. why should saturday night have all the fun? get two times the points on dining in restaurants, with chase sapphire preferred. so if ydead battery,t tire, need a tow or lock your keys in the car, geico's emergency roadside assistance is there 24/7. oh dear, i got a flat tire. hmmm. uh... yeah,
, it simply goes unnoticed. what makes this such a rare event is it took place over this very sizable city, susan. >> i can't imagine seeing that, the fear and panic they felt. phil black, thank you, appreciate it. >>> to the scene now, this didn't take long. a passenger stranded with thousands of others aboard the disabled carnival "triumph" is suing carnival for negligence, fraud, and emotional distress. calls the ship, quote, a floating hell and floating toilet. she says she was forced to walk through feces to get to long lines for food. carnival cannot comment yet. >>> meanwhile, the travel nightmare didn't end for some of the passengers even after they finally got off the ship in mobile, alabama. can you believe this one? a bus taking some of them to new orleans broke down on the highway. listen here. >> basically we were driving down the road, we're thinking we're going to get in this warm bed we're going to have a hot shower, a good meal, and he starts pulling over to the side of the road rattling in the back, he gets out and a belt's come loose, you know. we're there for about an h
, which is part of the watershed for new york city and philadelphia, about 16 million people, i'm surrounded by people who have leased. and we jekted that offer because we found out or i did traveling around the country on a sort of fact-finding mission that this is devastating to live near. when you talk act money, you know, if the people across from me, for example, get the right to drill, which so far they haven't, so pictures like these actually have stopped drilling in places like new york and the upper delaware river -- >> but according to your film and other research, there's a whole lot of that going on across the country. >> there is. what i'm saying to you, if they were to drill, and this is my experience talking to people, my house is worthless. it's not that much, $150,000, $200,000, but if they drill next to me, those people make $150,000 and they've taken that money out of my pocket. and there's millions of people in that situation. we'll come out with "gas land two" which tracks these stories emblematic of people around the nation who have literally been forced to
and since some cities are beginning to return to normal, others are still struggling to dig out for more than three feet of snow. one of them, hamden, connecticut. they got 40 inches of snow. that is where we find george. are you playing in the snow out there? >> there's still a lot of roads unplowed, believe it or not. but here's what we found. residents here are have parent like peter curtis. this is a guy i found the other day who has been stuck in his home now since friday burke rather than complain about it all, he seems content just to wait it out. watch this. peter curtis waited at the front door. i'm going to come over and see if i can talk to you. it's not the easiest walk as you can imagine. watching curiously to see how deep the snow is that's kept him trapped in his home for days. so how long have you been stuck in here? >> i wasn't to the store friday morning and got all the stuff i've needed, so i've been here since friday. >> reporter: i guess i'm your first visitor if i can make it. >> yeah, good. >> reporter: a vietnam veteran living here alone curtis says he isn't able
timothy dolan from new york city a short time ago. what's happening right now, the cardinals are saying their final good-byes to pope benedict xvi. later today he will go to his temporary new home which is castel gandolfo, about 15 minutes by helicopter outside of rome. our becky anderson is there. good morning, becky. >> reporter: good morning to you. final preparations being put in place at castel gandolfo in the main town square for the arrival of a very honored guest. this diocese is very much associated with popes. castel gandolfo behind me, 400 years this has been the summer residence of a succession of popes getting away from the heat of the roman summer. it sits over the most wonderful lake. and the perfect, perfect place to spend a period of time in quiet and contemplation. that is exactly what benedict xvi will do when he arrives here. he's here for a couple months before he goes back to the vatican where they are redoing an apartment for him there, an old monastery that's being redone for his period of time when effectively goes into isolation. before that happens, today, he
family lives in fear and what the government's protection. >> and murder in chicago have the city in shock. the killing of a 15-year-old girl, gunned down just days after performing at president obama's inauguration. her funeral was yesterday. let's go to ted rowlands with >> reporter: they have made arrests arrests of two of them. they were both picked up on saturday night. they've now been charged with one count of murder and two counts of murder plus some weapons violations. michael ward according to police, the 18-year-old, has confessed to killing high dia pendleton by accident. he thought there were rival gang members in the group and opened fire. he didn't realize he was opening fire on a 15-year-old and her friends after they had just completed a final exam in high school. ward said that he got out of a car, shot the individuals under this overhang in a park, and then was taken away in a getaway car by williams. according to police, nobody stepped forward. the break in the case came from the police were getting leads and going out and actually finding witnesses that they w
turbines are now powering some of america's biggest cities. siemens. answers. then you're going to love this. right now they're only $14.95! wow-a grt deal just got a whole lot better. hurry. $14.95 won't last. overnight human charred remains have been found. are they the remains of christopher dorner? we have expert insight into the unfolding drama. >>> and president obama lays out his vision for the nation in the state of the union address. his big schal length? getting congress to act on gun violence. >> the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. >> also this morning, the two gop responses. we'll dig into those as well. >> also new this morning, pope benedict xvi speaks out for the first time since his shocking resignation. what he told followers as they celebrate ash wednesday. >>> plus, 4,000 people on that stranded cruise ship slowly being pulled to shore at this very minute and it is frankly gross out there. we have the latest. >> wednesday, february 13th. a special edition of "starting point" begins right now. >>> welcome, everybody. you're wa
of law enforcement. local, city, state, federal involved here. you have been at the press conferences all day. you are coming from the san bernardino sheriffs office. let's play a little sound from cindy bachman at one of the press conferences. here it is. >> we had reason to believe it was christopher dorner because he victims of the car theft said the suspect that stole their car looked like him and his actions after stealing the vehicle led us to believe even stronger that it was him. we have not confirmed that it is him. >> you have to remember, this is a very confusing situation. a lot of different law enforcement involved. this happened randomly. they hadn't been tailing this suspect. what happened essentially in short hand format is they got a report from people who had their pickup truck hijacked. the people who were driving the vehicle said they identified the man who did it as christopher dorner, the excop, the subject of this manhunt. that of course triggered the suspicion of wildlife and game officers who were there. they wound up getting in to a fire fight with this suspect.
and 100 feet high or more and like a floating apartment building and a city's worth of people in there, 4,000-plus people, and you can see how tiny up the rail, and so anxious to get off. martin, we have covered so many different tragedies that end in loss of life and certainly, thank god, that is not what we are dealing with here, and we don't want to overdramatize the situation, but there is something about being stuck out at sea for days that does capture the fascination of something so much that you want to avoid. isn't that a big reason that there is such interest in this? >> well -- >> oh, listen to the horn, martin. they are so happy to hear that. port of call horn which means they are about to dock. >> that is a sound that many family members are waiting for. >> i am sorry, martin. you were saying? >> you are absolutely right. last week i was here in alabama with a very different scene. but it is still without interest. let's take a listen. guessing they are done. so getting to the point. it has been a drama that has captured much of the world and coming to an end, and good ending
i find about what's going on in vatican city right now, there are two groups of cardinals, the cardinal electors but then there are the older cardinals, the more senior cardinals who will be there to say good-bye. they are part of the process until the conclave begins. in some ways this is their time. they need to do this time to do whatever influencing they can do. >> absolutely. they all would be keenly aware of it. some of them will be poised to give their input, give their influence. over the coming days when the general congregation meets, that's when the cardinals have an opportunity to give input about what they think the issues facing the church are. they'll be looking at the state of the church and the various parts of the world. and that's the only moment that the cardinals over 80, many of whom are very, very active, will have a chance to give input and participate. >> i want to shift the focus from what's happening in rome to here in the united states. as american catholics watch what's going on there, what she enthusiasm look for? >> the piece, looking at the
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